Politicians’ entitlement, penalty rate cuts in the spotlight on Q&A

Penalty rates and politicians' entitlements were hot topics on Monday's Q&A as the panel show hits the road and broadcasts from Melbourne this week. [Read entire story]

Onshore detention mobile phone ban stamps out criminal behaviour: ABF

The Border Force Commissioner defends his agency's decision to ban all mobile phone use in the nation's onshore detention centres, arguing it is a way of cracking down on crime within the facilities. [Read entire story]

Joint Strike Fighter lands in Australia for first time

After years of delays and cost blow-outs, the controversial Joint Strike Fighter arrives on Australian soil for the first time. [Read entire story]

Camera ‘could transform coral reef monitoring on a global scale’

Underwater 360-imagery is providing an insight into life on the ocean floor while offering a new way for scientists to monitor the health of the world's reefs. [Read entire story]

Jim Stefan Celebrates 24 Years of Work in the Entertainment Industry

Business Profile: Jim Stefan celebrates 24 years of work in the entertainment industry. Spanning over 2 decades, Jim Stefan’s track record of achievements in the entertainment arena is extensive. Formerly the [Read entire story]

Trump sidesteps commitment to two-state Israel-Palestine solution

President Donald Trump urges Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to curb settlement activity, but avoids any explicit endorsement of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a longstanding bedrock [Read entire story]

Renters have little security and fear eviction: survey

Tenants are also putting up with poor-quality housing and feel they lack the power to demand standard property maintenance, according to researchers. [Read entire story]

Man hurt in North Adelaide salon explosion

A man is rushed to hospital after an explosion and fire at a hair loss treatment salon at North Adelaide. [Read entire story]

Friday night party brawl closes Pacific Highway

Police are forced to close the Pacific Highway at Lake Macquarie in NSW overnight, after hundreds of drunken partygoers spill onto the streets fighting, throwing bottles and cans. [Read entire story]

Man dies after cliff jumping at Blackwall Reach into Swan River

Police are trying to confirm the background of a foreign national who is dead after jumping off cliffs at Blackwall Reach into Perth's Swan River. [Read entire story]

Man shot in Sydney after ‘altercation between a number of males’

A man aged in his 20s is shot at Jannali in Sydney's south after an "altercation between a number of males", police say. [Read entire story]

Queen Elizabeth resumes duties as she recovers from cold

Queen Elizabeth resumes official duties, giving an honour to a member of her staff in a private ceremony, as she continues to recover from a heavy cold that forced her to miss Christmas and New Year's Day church [Read entire story]

Melbourne bandits make off with jewellery in ‘brazen’ daylight robbery

CCTV shows the moment three bandits brandishing a handgun, machete and hammer rob a jewellery store in broad daylight in Melbourne's south-east. [Read entire story]

Appointment of new solicitor-general widely welcomed

The Law Council and Opposition praise the appointment of experienced Melbourne barrister Stephen Donaghue, QC, but one legal expert says it is just the first step in restoring independence to the role. [Read entire story]

Record numbers of Australians needing help for homelessness

Australians are accessing homelessness services in record numbers, and the proportion of people seeking support due to domestic and family violence has risen sharply, a report finds. [Read entire story]

Canal jumper released on bail

AN 18-year-old man who jumped into a canal at Surfers Paradise to avoid being arrested by police on Wednesday night has been granted bail. [Read entire story]

NASA debunks Malcolm Roberts’ climate data manipulation theory

In a rare occurrence, the director of NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies schools One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts on his theories about climate change data manipulation. [Read entire story]

Nazi-obsessed man found guilty of murdering British MP Jo Cox

Thomas Mair, a man obsessed with Nazi Germany and far-right politics, is found guilty of murdering British member of parliament Jo Cox a week before the UK's Brexit vote. [Read entire story]

Broadie has it all

BROADBEACH has come of age and it has everything – the beach, the parks, the waterways, the casino, the restaurants and of course amazing shopping at Pacific Fair. [Read entire story]

DNA of unidentified, extinct species found in Pacific Islander people: research analysis

People from Papua New Guinea and north-east Australia carry small amounts of DNA of an unidentified, extinct human species, a new analysis shows, with researchers suggesting the DNA comes from a previously unknown [Read entire story]

‘Jungle’ asylum seeker camp goes up in flames

Large portions of a makeshift asylum seeker camp in Calais known as the "Jungle" are going up in flames as authorities move to shut down the camp. [Read entire story]

Tony Abbott: ‘Change is imminent’

FORMER Prime minister Tony Abbott has made intersting comments on the state of the Liberal Party, and its future. [Read entire story]

Samsung will no longer make Note7

SAMSUNG has permanently ended production of the Galaxy Note7 smartphone, revealing it would not make any more of its one-time flagship device. [Read entire story]

Man’s five-day crime spree

A MAN who has allegedly been responsible for at least five shooting incidents since Thursday was arrested in dramatic scenes yesterday. [Read entire story]

Vietnamese authorities cancel Long Tan commemoration ceremony: DFAT

Tomorrow's 50th anniversary commemoration event at the Long Tan cross site is cancelled by Vietnamese authorities, the Department of Foreign Affairs says. [Read entire story]

Unions call for asbestos-free Hobart hospital site to protect workers

Tasmanian construction unions urge the State Government to remove asbestos from the Royal Hobart Hospital redevelopment site to improve productivity. [Read entire story]

Volunteer firefighters win bid to halt CFA workplace deal vote

Victoria's Supreme Court grants volunteer firefighters an injunction to prevent a controversial Country Fire Authority workplace deal going to a vote. [Read entire story]

Opposition softens stance on pairs

The Opposition says it is willing to allow Government MPs to take leave without sacrificing their vote in Parliament as long as there are "compelling" reasons for the absence. [Read entire story]

Adelaide Guitar Festival kicks off with Punch Brothers

Adelaide will resonate with the sound of strings being picked and bowed over the next four days as the opening act launches the Adelaide Guitar Festival at the Town Hall. [Read entire story]

Cost to save Great Barrier Reef tops $8b, report finds

It will cost $8.2 billion to save the Great Barrier Reef, a report by the Queensland Government's Water Science Taskforce finds. [Read entire story]

Nun who spent most of her life in Melbourne convent turns 100

Sister Angela O'Donoghue, who has spent most of her life at Melbourne's Abbotsford Convent, celebrates her 100th birthday. [Read entire story]

Swimming Australia website attacked after Horton’s drug cheat remarks

Swimming Australia's website is hit by a denial of service attack in the wake of Olympic gold medallist Mack Horton's comments about his Chinese competitor being a drug cheat. [Read entire story]

Terror strikes in Munich

AT LEAST eight people are dead after gunmen opened fire at a shopping mall in Munich, in what German police say “looks like a terrorist attack”. [Read entire story]

Wedding dress designer Johanna Johnson’s personal assets quarantined

Embattled celebrity fashion designer Johanna Johnson, whose company owes more than $1 million to the Australian Tax Office agrees to quarantine hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of personal assets. [Read entire story]